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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Reporting Violations of COVID-19 Orders.

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The City of East Grand Rapids contracts with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department for dispatching services. Below is information from the KCSD regarding the influx calls regarding violations of various executive orders for the COVID-19 situation:


Kent County Sheriff’s Office

March 26, 2020


When the "Stay Home" Executive Order was implemented, Sheriff LaJoye-Young instructed our road patrol officers to investigate any potential violation that was reported to our Emergency Communications Center.

This has not changed.

However, we want to remind everyone of a few things. Since Tuesday, when the Order was enacted, our Emergency Communications Center has fielded between 1,100 and 1,300 calls per day. To ensure that we are not overloading our dispatchers with unnecessary calls, please review the memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during COVID-19 response at https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c.pdf before calling in a potential violation. Business owners are also encouraged to review their requirements at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98737---,00.html.

Additionally, please do not call 9-1-1 to report potential violations of the Order. Instead, contact our non-emergency line at (616) 632-6357.

We are here for you. We are in this together. Please do your part so we can serve our community most effectively and efficiently.


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